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Looking for a resource about the poor system in early 19th century Denmark

Is there a good resource for learning terminology used in the 1840 Denmark poor system, and how that system functioned? I have already read the FHL wiki about poor in Denmark. I am looking in then-...
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The significance of A.M. after a given name?

John [A.M. GR1], Esq., Nov. 25, 1827, a. abt. 79 y. CR1 [Nov. 24, a. 80 y. GR1] This death entry for John Rogers is found in the Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts, vol. 3. GR1 represents a ...
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What are some good sites to upload my raw data? [closed]

I want to upload my ancestry raw data to gain a better understanding of my health. what are some good options? Looking for paid and free.
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Sharing 52% DNA with mother

I received my 23 and me results and it says I share 52% DNA with my mom. Is this possible?
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What does 1 morgan (or 100 centimorgan) mean? [duplicate]

I'm used to seeing genetic drift measured in centimorgan units. The presence of the "centi" prefix implies there is a morgan unit equal to 100 centimorgan. However, looking at lists showing ...
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Can anything be assumed from the use of “Jungfrau” in an old German marriage record?

For the Braunschweig family, I have been able to find record of and to connect every person in the Creuzburg, Germany area of the 1600s. There were two Elisabetha Braunschweigs alive and unmarried in ...
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Denmark marriage 1842, in German, has term “Vau. Attest” What does it mean?

I have roughly translated about a dozen ancestral marriage records from Sønderborg Parish, Aabenraa-Sønderborg Amt in southern Denmark. All are in German and I understand them except for the reference ...
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What's the point of scanning family photos at a higher resolution for later enlargement other than restoration? [migrated]

I have a question about an answer on G&FH based on research I've done on my own. According to this blog post found at the Library of Congress: You can scan [photos] at a higher resolution [I'm ...
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Seeking ship manifests 1903-1912 from Spain to Philippines

I am looking for ship manifests 1903 - 1912 from Spain to Philippines, possibly Iloilo. My search is for Jose G. Paramos and wife Tamanan I have done online searches, Ancestry, Newspapers and Church ...
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Publication date of this Jimmy Hatlo cartoon

This cartoon is on the back side of a photograph in a newspaper of a family member. The article is about him joining the military, around 1942/3. I can’t find a date on either side. Can someone ...
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Identifying father of Jacob David Keil born 1854 around Lemberg

My great grandfather was Jacob David Keil was born in 1854 and lived somewhere around Lemberg/Lwow/Lviv Dobrotvor. My great grandmother Lottie Keil was born 1860 . They had 4 children Samuel born 1888,...
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Understanding relationship with Shared DNA of 1,501 cM across 50 segments [duplicate]

My husband and I recently did AncestryDNA. He came back with a DNA match (shared with his mother) that simply says "close relative". He has no idea who this person is, and his mother claims ...
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Translate old German postcard to English [closed]

I have found an old postcard that was sent to my Nana & Grandad. I came across it along with a few German books and other documents when clearing their house. I've tried to figure it out using ...
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Half Uncle possibility -fathers side

I recently conducted a DNA test on ancestry.com and I received a strong match with a guy I don’t know . 758cms across 23 segments longest segment 86cm. He is 57 years of age and my father is 70 and i ...
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Seeking name for relationship to step daughter of step daughter [duplicate]

I have a stepdaughter and she has a stepdaughter. What would my stepdaughters' stepdaughter be to me?
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Finding person by birthdate alone

In February, 1903 Leiser and Nachman Feinstein left Timkowitz (Slutsk), Belarus and sailed via Hamburg for New York where their mother Minka Cohen Feinstein collected them and brought them to join her ...
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ALL 23andme matches link via one grandparent?

I have spent hours today looking at my 23andme DNA matches, and while I have not checked every single one, it seems to me that ALL of them descend from ancestors of my paternal grandmother. I am 100% ...
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2 unknown grand fathers

I have known for a long time that my fathers father is unknown. Unfortunately, I have learned that my mothers father is unknown also. I have recently received my DNA results but the nearest match is ...
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Shared DNA when MRCAs are Cousins

On average, 2nd cousins are expected to share about 1/16 of their DNA. If parent-child share 3600 cM, then the 2nd cousins would share on average 1/16 of that or 225 cM. The 2nd cousins share a set of ...
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looking for my grandfather Jacob Oppenheim - WW1 german soldier - grave [duplicate]

Jacob Oppenheim born 29/06/1880 in Nentershausen - Hessen - germany. Belonged to Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 83 Took part in the first battle of Ieper (or Yipers) Falled in 06/11/1914. I'm looking ...
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Does DNA match of 1,781 cM suggest half siblings? [duplicate]

I have been contacted by someone who says we are half sisters due to our DNA match. Our DNA is 1,781 which apparently is a high match. Would this make us half sisters? I am an only child and she is ...
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Obtaining Death Certificate Argentina

My Russian Grandfather escaped in 1948 on a ship to Buenos Aires, I have located the passengers list, his name, Cámara Nacional Electoral in Buenos Aires confirms his registration and official ...
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What is the meaning of this symbol in a German churchbook?

This is from a church book from the Thuringia region. The priests often marked deaths with a cross symbol, and in more recent years, also a reference to the entry for that death. However, I notice ...
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Translating German Jewish birth record in Hebrew

Can somebody translate the two lines in Hebrew of this birth record for a German Jew from 1832 in Dessau? The German part is translated, what is missing is the line in Hebrew in the first column and ...
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Reading occupation in 1860 US census record

Below is an excerpt from an 1860 US Census record for Wheeling, (West) Virginia. What is the occupation listed at the bottom? The first letter looks like an M, and the last three look like 'der'. ...
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Seeking example of invasion of privacy (PII ) by DNA testers

On 31 Jan 2021 CBS 60 minutes did a lengthy segment on data collection of individuals by foreign countries, particularly China, having access to individual biometrics data including an individual's ...
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Translating French documents [closed]

I need some help translating a couple of documents from 1800's France. The first one is this birth record for Philippe Kindelberger.
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What could explain that somebody is buried half a year after dying?

Perhaps a rather morbid question, but it made me think when I saw this data: Died: 2017-11-19 Buried: 2018-05-05 I thought that corpses were put in those little "chilly boxes" near/in ...
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Locating Reihngnahting/Reihmahting in Germany

I'm hoping someone can help me read a place name. I found the attached on Ancestry in Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1964: Name Georg Muggenthaler Birthdate 1826 Age 32 Arrival Date Jul 1858 Port of ...
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Why does 23andMe say there's “not enough information” on a few of my chromosomes?

I've been looking at the chromosome painter and my matches in 23andMe, and realised I have a few chunks of DNA that are greyed out and read "not enough information", and therefore don't ...
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Finding birth and marriage records for Grodno

We are searching for birth records for Wanda Anna Jurewicz born May 15 1920 in Grodno Poland. Now that could be the region of Grodno. She only states Grodno. Her father was Wincenty Jurewicz and ...
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Dating entry in Collections for a history of Staffordshire

In Collections for a history of Staffordshire (1903), via the Internet Archive, I have found an entry that may or may not relate to a direct ancestor of mine named William Fletcher: Staff". John ...
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Why do I only share 360 Centimorgans with my 1st cousin?

I have taken a closer look at the info on my 23andMe match with my known 1st cousin. It says we share 360 Centimorgans, and the Centimorgan charts I've looked at suggest this is potentially outside ...
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Finding burial information for a death reported in New York City

I am hitting a brick wall trying to research my second great grandparents, Isaac and Allegra Honen. On Ancestry I found NYC death indexes showing the day that they both died in 1963, July 13 for Isaac ...
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Does FamilySearch.org prohibit freelance genealogists from charging clients for research services utilizing their platform to do the research?

If I want to hold myself out as an independent researcher willing to receive for-hire compensation to research a client's family history, and I want to use FamilySearch.org as my primary research ...
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Who did Emerich Braunschweig marry?

This is the church book entry for my 11ggf Emerich Braunschweig's marriage, in 1593. It is in German. Unfortunately, I can't make out anything legible here other than his name. I'm hoping that ...
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Abbreviation “H.M.C” in Sands Directory

What does "H.M.C." stand for in the following entry in the Sands Directory Street Index for Balmain, New South Wales, in 1890? Henry Gill was about 64 at that time. He had owned and run a ...
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Is 1,147 cM match for half sibling or cousin

I have an 855 cM match with a mystery 1st-2nd cousin. My cousin has an 1,147 cM match to the same mystery cousin. Is it possible the 1,147 cM match could be a half sibling?
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How can we find a record that we see on Ancestry on another website?

Here is background for me asking this question ... I have located a Baptism Entry using Ancestry: Name: Austin Harries Birth: 1914 Baptism Date: 2 Sept 1914 This is what I see when using Ancestry on ...
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Can my half uncle's, half sister be my 1st cousin once removed?

What we believe to be my half-uncle (16% shared DNA | 1,118 cM), has a believed half-sister (1,660cM). My relation to the 'half-sister' is (8% shared DNA | 541 cM) which would most likely make her my ...
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Deciphering names from Spanish marriage certificate

I am trying to decipher two names on this Spanish Marriage certificate: This is what I do know: Manuel Muñoz Guilloume Aurosa Pérez Arellano The two items in bold I am not sure about.
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Creating a FreeBMD Death citation / source / repository

I am sorry if this is basic. But I just have not needed to create sources really up until now. This is what I have done: Create a repository with FreeBMD: Create a Source: Create the Citation: I ...
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Do you associate the “Cause of Death” fact with the death GRO entry?

I always associate the death GRO reference with the "Death". If I go so far as you acquire a death certificate I then find out the "Cause of Death". So I add it as a fact. But it ...
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Locating a birth record for Mary Harris circa November 1919

The story with Mary Harris started out with my research for Alexander Campbell Harris records in Wales. Eventually I located a burial entry for Alexander at Llanelli Cemetery and they kindly provided ...
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Using Hungarian Civil Registry

I am looking for three things: My father's original birth certificate (b. 1951, March 3 in Budapest IV) My grandparent's marriage certificate (location and date unknown, though date most probably ...
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An Odd Set of cM Match Amounts

I can't resolve why the following strange set of match results is occurring. We have a fairly simple set of known relationships as shown in this tree: All the DNA Testers are shown in green. Jenny ...
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Records from Murska Sobata - Hungary, Yugoslavia & now Slovenia

I was surprised to find Trautman's were listed as Jews and killed in Auschwitz on JewishGen.com. How do I find records from a Synagogue that was shut down by the Nazi's. The Synagogue I need the ...
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Why would the ages on a 1877 Marriage Certificate be so wrong?

I wasn't expecting to find this when I received a marriage certificate in the post today. The year of marriage is 1877 in the registration district of Exeter. Mary Ann Vickery, age 22 which make her ...
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I'm looking for birth or baptismal record Westensee, Germany

My great grandfather, Ludwig August Adolph Ehlers, 1854–1942 BIRTH 19 SEP 1854 • Westensee, Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Arrived in USA in 1894 in New York. Sailed out of ...
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Finding details of Maltese ancestors

Trying to find details such as birth dates and marriage dates of my grandparents on my mothers side, His name was Carmenu Farrugia ... married to Kristina ( born Baldachino).... They lived in Tarxien/...

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